CALL for PAPERS on the History and Historiography of Central Asia for the Eighth Annual Doctoral Research Workshop on Central Asia. Convened by Dr Harun Yilmaz and Dr Gai Jorayev the day will focus on new research across the region. The new DEADLINE for submissions is 15 November 2019 and contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Workshop organised by the Oxford Society for the Caspian and Central Asia to be held at New College, Oxford, Lecture Room 6. Chaired by Edmund Herzig of the Oriental Institute, the day will feature discussions by Flora Roberts (University of Tubingen); Isaac Scarborough (Liverpool John Moores University); Aeron O’Connor (UCL); Malika Bahavadinova (University of Manchester); Negar Elodie Behzadi (King’s College London); Irna Hofman (China Studies Centre, University of Oxford). For details get in touch with email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
A UNESCO Japanese Funds-in-Trust organised workshop on the Silk Roads World Heritage Serial and Transnational Nomination in Central Asia project - Phase II was held in Tajikistan in early September. Discussion focused on the basics of documenting sites and presentations as well as demonstrations were given by Professor Kazuya Yamauchi (Teiko University) and CAAL’s own Tim Williams. Dmitriy Voyakin and Farukh Khabibullaev of IICAS were joined by visiting expert Denis Sorokin. CAAL’s own Gai Jorayev and Marco Nebbia gave practical demonstrations. Data from the workshop will be used to create the documentation for the Silk Roads: Fergana-Syrdarya Corridor. Quite a few other CAAL project team members were in attendance, including: Tatyana Filimonova, Galina Karimova and Bobomullo Bobomulloev.
Speaking of digital projects, we are pleased to spread news of an event next week hosted by our UCL partners the UCL Centre for Digital Humanities. Building access: mass digitisation and the politics of infrastructure with Nanna Bonde Thylstrup, associate professor of Communication and Digital Media at Copenhagen Business School. Join some of the CAAL UCL team in attending Wednesday, 26 June 2019. For details see their website. See you there!!
IT in Cultural Heritage Management (IT-CHM 2019) conference organised by the Institute of Computer Science, Lublin University of Technology, Poland and partners, to be held at the Medrese Ulugbek, Registan Ensemble, Samarkand, Republic of Uzbekistan. CAAL team members Tim Williams, Dmitriy Voyakin, and Ona Vileikis will deliver papers on the project, perceptions of heritage through 3D portals, and impact and condition assessments using advanced technologies. For more information and to attend see the conference website at 3D Digital Silk Road.
CAAL cross-team workshop and project launch hosted by the International Institute for Central Asian Studies and held at the University of Samarkand, Uzbekistan, 20-23 May 2019. CAAL is proud to have in attendance representatives of internal teams from the Central Asian States Parties and China as well as by affiliate partner archaeological teams from the University of Bologna and Northwest University, Xi’an. who both have long-term surveys in the region around Samarkand. We are discussing and laying out the structure for incorporating inventories from dozens of institutional archives into an open access, multilingual (8 languages!) inventory of the archaeological resources across this vast region. We are excited to be including not only archival materials (much of which has been packed up for decades) but current data sets from ongoing investigations. Thank you to everyone for participating and being so excited about the project and its potential for Central Asian archaeology!!!